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This Scale Is My Good Buddy

Sunday, April 06, 2014

It is actually one of my oldest acquaintances!

It came into my house in 1970, early in my first pregnancy. I bought it at K-Mart for $6.99.

It went up with me till the baby was born in August, then along with me, went back down.

It went up when I was divorced, and back down for my next wedding. Up during my second pregnancy, then down again. Up when I was widowed, and back down for another wedding. Up again when I was widowed again, and back down as I learned to live on my own. It went up when I retired and slumped into old age. It has carried me back down, as I made the effort to return to fitness.

During these 44 years, it lived with me in 8 different houses, and stood in the corner of my bathroom patiently waiting for my weekly visit. It's rubber feet have completely worn away. Spots of rust and bleach splashes have scarred its face.

How could I ever toss out this old friend?

It has always been there for me, if I needed to lose a few pounds or if I wanted reassurance that I was still beautiful.

I often read blogs by people who buy a new scale and set a new fitness goal. Then they voice frustration when the scale registers a .2 loss or .4 gain.

My old scale and I have no patience with such nit-picking measurements. If I weigh less than last week, this scale will show me. If I weigh more than last month, or last year, it's plainly shown on the dial. We continue to go along together, two battle-scarred old companions.

  
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PASTUREPUFF 4/15/2014 1:24PM

    As others have said, very touching and sweet. I bought a new scale last year and I wondered about myself when I refused to throw away the old scale. I had acquired it from my beloved late parents and I just couldn't make myself toss it in the trash. I kept thinking of how they stood on it day in and day out. So here it sits in a corner of my computer room, rarely stepped on but fondly looked upon. Reading your blog makes me so glad I kept it.
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KDYLOSE 4/7/2014 1:06PM

    Beautiful blog.

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TEXASFILLY 4/6/2014 8:20PM

    OMG! *LOL* That looks just like the scales I grew up with~ only in an avocado green from the '60s. *LOL* Thanks for sharing~ old friends are the best. emoticon BB~ emoticon

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 4/6/2014 7:30PM

    I love my scale even when it tells me I've been naughty.
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Per doctors orders, I weigh every day. I use a bio-impedance scale that gives body fat percentage as well as weight. I love, love, LOVE IT!

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KAREN608 4/6/2014 6:56PM

    Really a neat ongoing story about you and your scale. I think I'd print it out, fold it up and tape under the scale, so that some day, when you graduate from this life, someone sees that, reads the story and rethinks throwing that old scale away!

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ROCKMAN6797 4/6/2014 5:07PM

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IMLOCOLINDA 4/6/2014 5:01PM

    I have a scale that looks a lot like that!! I have a new one that is digital and measures the tenth pounds...but I still have old trusty and it's been there with the honest truth for many, many years! I've always thought of it as my version of Snow White's mirror only I ask it..."Whose the fattest one of all?" and in all these years it's never lied to me!

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DEE1221 4/6/2014 4:26PM

    emoticon My scale is the only one that I share my most secrets of secrets with!

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SIOL55 4/6/2014 4:22PM

  Good for you for finding a loyal friend that doesn't talk back!

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Bill Cosby on Life

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.
Once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

  
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GAILANN48 4/6/2014 3:03PM

    Oh, my goodness, how true!

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IMAVISION 3/30/2014 6:53PM

    I admire so much about Bill Cosby!

God bless you!

Ima

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SWEETNEEY 3/7/2014 8:26AM

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BATCHICK 3/6/2014 10:56AM

    truth. thanks for the reminder to laugh through our trials and struggles.

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/6/2014 5:45AM

    too true

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AUNTHELEN 3/6/2014 12:10AM

    He's a very wise man. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 3/5/2014 10:35PM

    Boy, that's the truth!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 3/5/2014 7:45PM

    My DH has always made me laugh and I have told my daughters many times to find a man who can make you laugh and you've found the man for you. We all need laughter in our lives that is for sure.

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TEXASFILLY 3/5/2014 7:23PM

    O yes indeed! As a new middle school teacher, I can appreciate it all the more~ many days I must laugh to keep from crying. Thanks for sharing, dear heart~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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Unusual Valentine Story

Friday, February 14, 2014

Here is the the touching "how we met" story of an acquaintance. www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-ca
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Best wishes to all sweethearts on this special day!

  
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LAURANCE 2/16/2014 9:50AM

  That's a lovely story! Thank you for sending it on to us.
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IMLOCOLINDA 2/15/2014 12:07AM

    Nice story...I especially loved the diamond his mom won at a bingo game and he had saved it all those years.

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TEXASFILLY 2/14/2014 7:10PM

    Awww~ that was beautiful! Thanks for sharing, dear heart~ & Happy Valentine's to you~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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Perhaps There IS Justice in the Universe

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious, honking her horn and screaming in frustration. She had missed her chance to get through the intersection and dropped her cell phone.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window, and looked into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.

He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. The woman was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind you while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the "What Would Jesus Do" bunper sticker, the "Choose Civility" license-plate holder, the "Follow Me to Sunday School" bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk..."

"So naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car!"

  
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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 3/1/2014 12:24PM

    SO funny!!! ROFLMAO!
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MAGGIEBONGO 2/28/2014 12:00AM

    A W E S O M E !!!!!

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WATERMELLEN 2/13/2014 7:57PM

    Hilarious!!

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ALIHIKES 2/12/2014 2:33PM

    Love the story!

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IMLOCOLINDA 2/12/2014 10:46AM

    Sad but true more often than not!! I had a bumper sticker on my car that said "my other car is a broom" and one of the guys at work said to one of the others, "When did they start hiring Wiccans?" I'm not making that up!!

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DESERTDREAMERS 2/12/2014 8:48AM

    Love it! Great karma

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TEXASFILLY 2/11/2014 8:44PM

    *LOL* That's a jewel! Thanks for a good laugh~ *hugs* BB~

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 2/11/2014 7:02PM

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KAREN608 2/11/2014 4:00PM

    There have been a few times in a store where ladies wearing Christian mottos on their tshirts have pushed in front of me and acted rudely, so there is more truth in this 'joke' than one thinks.

A good lesson to live what you preach!

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How's this for motivation???

Wednesday, February 05, 2014


My daughter-in-law is a Girl Scout leader.
My son just sent me this picture of his exercise area.
How many of us could exercise effectively while gazing across hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies?
I'm glad I don't have to face the temptation!

  
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FLAMENM 2/7/2014 10:04PM

    I would make myself run for a serving of Thin Mints. Over and over!

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WALKIES 2/6/2014 6:34PM

    Those cookies would be crumbs in my garage. Then I could exercise by running away from a wrathful girl scout leader!!!!!

Thanks for the picture!

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BATCHICK 2/6/2014 11:42AM

    yeah... I don't know how long those boxes would survive in my house. My DH ate an entire box of thin mints in less than 3 hours last weekend!!
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TEXASFILLY 2/6/2014 9:28AM

    He's a better man than me! *LOL* Thanks for sharing~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 2/6/2014 7:22AM

    Wow - hope he doesn't read the motivator story about rewarding yourself with chocolate after working out!

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IMLOCOLINDA 2/6/2014 12:30AM

    So if you turn the treadmill the other way you could be running away from the cookies!! I'd be ripping open the cases of thin mints and samoas and they'd find me passed out mumbling. He must be a good dad to let his daughter invade his workout room. I remember those days when I was a kid...only we had to go door-to-door and I don't think that's even allowed anymore??

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MSGO72 2/5/2014 9:41PM

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JACKIE542 2/5/2014 9:34PM

    YIKES emoticon

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TAICHIDANCER 2/5/2014 9:34PM

    Isn't it amazing how many times people's comments reveal that they're not reading the blogs? emoticon

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TAICHIDANCER 2/5/2014 9:33PM

    That's why I bury my treadmill in vat of chocolate syrup! emoticon

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FORMERTEACHER 2/5/2014 9:24PM

    Unsure of what I'm seeing. Part of a treadmill and boxes. How is that motivation? :)

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